Business

Business

Euronet Worldwide earnings double in second quarter

The Leawood-based opeartor of a global ATM network, money transfer business and electronic payment business said its revenues grew by 12 percent and profits got an added boost from selling its shares in Visa Europe to Visa Inc. The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union will not hurt business meaningfully.

Technology

Sprint talks about price increases as customer count and network improve

The company added 377,000 subscribers in the second quarter, including 173,000 of the most valuable phone customers. Moreover, the gains came at the expense of each of Sprint’s national rivals, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. CEO Marcelo Claure promises an end to the company’s long-running half-off rate plan promotion “in the not so distant future.”

Business

KCI air travel up 6 percent through first half of 2016

Passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport is up 6 percent through the first half of 2016 compared with a year earlier, the city’s Aviation Department said Monday. The department reported that 5.3 million travelers arrived or departed through KCI in the first six months of this year.

Personal Finance

Kat’s Money Corner: Budget-friendly room revamps

Summer can seem like the perfect time to work on improving your yard, but when the mercury hits triple digits, it’s time to head inside. So put that outdoor landscaping project on hold and revamp a room that’s dragging your spirits down. With seasonal deals coming up, you can alter a space at a minimal cost.

Videos

Meet the neighbors: Sprint welcomes employees new to Kansas City with a party

Sprint has brought 100 families to the Kansas City area by hiring new employees from all over the world. On Saturday, they got a welcome party from CEO Marcelo Claure. "It gives me a chance to meet their families," he said. "I think Monday when we all come back to work, we're a happier family and we're all more energized."
Mark Davis The Kansas City Star
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Meet the neighbors: Sprint welcomes employees new to Kansas City with a party

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Veolia plant goes 'green' in downtown Kansas City

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Heart to Heart sends mobile medical unit to Republican National Convention